2020 Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB): Registration Instructions And Guidelines

2020 Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB): Registration Instructions And Guidelines
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) began sales of the 2020 UTME forms in January 13 and since then, thousands of students have already purchased theirs.
According to the made available to Information Guide Africa by the board's registrar, Ishaq Oloyede, the board proposed March 14 to April 4, 2020, for the Unified Tertiary Matriculations Examination (UTME).

Mr Oloyede further announced that the registration of UTME and Direct Entry students will commence on January 13 to February 17, 2020, while mock registration will start from January 13 to February 1, 2020.

To make the whole registration and examination process easy for you, we have compiled various information that will aid you including the prices of the JAMB form, entry requirements, recommended textbooks, syllabus and many others.
Continue reading below and don't hesitate in dropping us a comment if you encounter any issues.

What is JAMB?

The acronym JAMB stands for Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board. It is the Nigerian entrance examination board for public and private universities, polytechnics, monotechnics and colleges of educations


All students that intend purchasing JAMB forms must have obtained the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) or the National Examination Council (NECO), its equivalent in Nigeria.
In some cases whereby the candidate's results are yet to be out, s/he will have to input AR (awaiting result) in the spaces made available for the SSCE results. Your instructor will guide you on this.

How To Obtain The 2020 JAMB Form

Before you proceed, please note that registration can only be performed only by JAMB accredited centres. Don't patronise local computer centres other than the ones published by the board.
Break-down of the fee:
• The registration fee is ₦3,000
• Candidates will pay an additional ₦500 for the reading text “Sweet Sixteen” by Bolaji Abdullahi (UTME Candidates) and “The Last Days at Forcados High School” by A. H. Mohammed for (DE Candidates).
NOTE: The registration fee for foreign students has been slashed from over $100USD to $20USD.
• JAMB CBT 2020 registration fee / CBT service charge of ₦700

How to Register for JAMB 2020 Examination

Below are the steps involved in registering for the JAMB 2020 examination:

• Create your JAMB profile

Send your FULLNAME eg. “CIROMA CHUKWUMA ADEKUNLE” to 55019. The SMS costs only ₦50.
It should be a maximum of 38 characters + 2 spaces between names = 40 characters. Surname and first name are mandatory.

Get your NIN

The National Identification Number (NIN) is the unique number which identifies you for life and is issued to you by NIMC after your enrolment.
Previously, JAMB announced that candidates must present their NIN before creating a JAMB profile. This was however debated on before being cancelled.


The Integrated Brochure & Syllabus System (IBASS) is a platform made available to JAMB candidates. It'll guide the candidates on the choices to make regarding the course eligibility and institutions.
Kindly click here to confirm your course and school on JAMB IBASS.

• Buy JAMB 2020 e-pin registration

After creating your JAMB profile and verifying it with the JAMB IBASS, the next step is to purchase an e-pin. The different ways of purchasing an e-pin include:
  - Paying on Jamb portal
  - Go to Nigeria Post Office (NIPOST)
  - Paying with your phone
  - Paying with ATM
  - Getting is at any JAMB accredited bank in Nigeria

• Go to any accredited JAMB CBT centre

Unlike some years ago that you could just walk into any cybercafe around you to register your JAMB, right now, only approved centres are allowed to carry out the exercise.
The board recently released a list of the accredited CBT centres nationwide, and you can read and download it free here. Every state is represented, so you can easily download, read and share it with your friends.
Your fingerprint will also be taken at the CBT centre.

• Collect your JAMB e-slip

I know the whole process is a bit stressful, don't worry, it's almost over. The next step is to collect your slip and go through it.
You'd soon be entering the examination hall, so start getting prepared to blast it in one sitting.

Further Instructions:

•Candidates are advised to keep as private and confidential their security details such as registration numbers, email addresses, numbers/password of ATM Cards and ePINs.
• No centre is allowed to request for or accept a candidate’s password.
• Do NOT take registration twice.
• Do NOT seek correction from another source than JAMB itself.

What do you think? Kindly drop us a comment if you encounter any issues and we'd reply to our possible best. Before you leave, also check out our next post on 7 easiest ways to travel out of Nigeria in 2020 (even if you don’t have enough money).
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